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To post a report please email your name, hometown, photos, location information, and the content for your report to fishingreports.dnr@maryland.gov. All information is optional, but encouraged.

Important Note: If anyone in your picture is under 18 years of age, we must have a photo release signed by a parent/guardian before we can post your picture. By sending any photos or art to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources you are giving DNR permission to use the image(s) online and in print. You are also giving DNR permission to distribute the photo for non-commercial purposes to other media, print, digital and television for their use. You are not giving up your copyright, but are allowing the photo(s) to be used for educational and news purposes. All Photos will be made available on Fisheries Service Flickr Page.

There will be a 2014 end-of-year random drawing from angler's participating in any of the Volunteer Angler Surveys. We encourage anglers to continue to report snakehead catches through the Inland Freshwater survey in addition to their Angler's Log submission. The information helps our biologists better understand the various species and water systems they utilize.

Maryland Fishing Challenge Logo showing striped bassA new component of the Maryland Fishing Challenge includes invasive species reports submitted to the Angler's Log. Beginning during the 2013/2014 tournament, Angler's Log entries which include Blue Catfish, Northern Snakehead or Flathead Catfish, at any length in size, will be eligible for up to two prizes via a random drawing at the annual Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale. Fish must be kept and a photo showing the kept fish is mandatory. Multiple entries are allowed, but each fish can only be entered once. Remember, all invasive species must be dead to be entered and there is no catch and release category. Visit the Maryland fishing Challenge web site to read the complete set of rules.

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  1. Bryan Sebold, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 5, 2013 | Permalink

What a Rush Trout Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: North Central
Location: Principio Creek

I caught this 28 inch Rainbow Trout 4 days after opening day in Principio Creek off of Belvedere Rd. I was using a 4' 6" ultra light rod with 2 lb test line while jigging a pink trout magnet. It was the second cast in and 3 slight jigs later I hooked her. When she surfaced I couldn't believe my eyes. I asked myself, " What do I do? " I was alone with no net. I fought her for nearly fifteen minutess until I got to the shallow part, dropped the pole, reached in the water and threw her up on the bank. What a rush! That's the biggest trout I have ever caught.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Arthur Steinhauer, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 5, 2013 | Permalink

Deer Creek Rainbow Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: North Central
Location: Deer Creek

My friend Richard Weber Jr. took this photo of me and this nice Rainbow Trout I caught at Deer Creek on Saturday March 30th.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Kory Briggs, Recreational Angler
  2. White Marsh, MD
  3. Total Reports: 13
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Posted on April 5, 2013 | Permalink

Gunpowder Falls Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Gunpowder Falls

I caught a nice 16 inch Rainbow from Gunpowder Falls on a cicaida lure from Dick's.

Thanks for all the hard work you and the rest of the DNR put into making Maryland bearable!!! Its one of the few pearls this state still has.

Q: On another note, I was wondering what areas you mean when you use the terms upper and lower Potomac? I generally think above and below D.C. But not sure, hoping you could clarify that.

A: Kory, you are correct, we generally define the ‘lower Potomac’ area the tidal stretch of river below DC. The Upper Potomac is generally defined as the waters above Montgomery/Frederick County.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. David Young, Recreational Angler
  2. Adamstown, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on April 4, 2013 | Permalink

Large Urbana Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Urbana Lake

My son, Tyler Young caught this Rainbow Trout that measured 25 inches long with a 15 inch girth at Urbana Lake. Thank you MD DNR for stocking such beauties like this, the memories will last a lifetime!

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Richard J. Scott II, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 4, 2013 | Permalink

Three Generations of Trout Fishermen

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Little Falls, Parkton

Here is a picture from 3/30/13 at Little Falls in Parkton, MD. In this shot is my 83 yr old Grandfather, myself, and my 18 yr old son. Three generations of trout men. My 10 yr old was with us but out of this shot.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Lewis Adkins Jr, Recreational Angler
  2. Hagerstown , MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 4, 2013 | Permalink

My First Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Northwest Branch of the Potomac

My son William went on his very first trout trip and his very first catch in the Northwest Branch by the mill in Adelphi, MD. He fought for 5 minutes and surprisingly I thought his fishing rod would have giving out on him, but he landed this 16.5 inch Rainbow.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Mike Hoffman, Recreational Angler
  2. Frederick, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on April 4, 2013 | Permalink

Friends Creek Golden Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Friends Creek

I caught and released this nice Golden Trout later in the afternoon on March 30th at Friends Creek. I Missed him twice on a Mepps, then caught him on a red and gold roostertail. It was my first Golden and first time fishing at Friends Creek.

Tags: Golden Rainbow Trout


  1. Emidio Ciccanti, Recreational Angler
  2. Parkville, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 3, 2013 | Permalink

Beautiful Trophy Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Little Gunpowder

I caught this award sized 26 inch, 10.5 pound Rainbow Trout on 4/2/2013. It was caught at Little Gunpowder at Jerusalem Rd .

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Robert Robinson, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 3, 2013 | Permalink

Southern MD Trout Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Cosca Lake

On 3/31/13 I caught these two trouts using a black and white rooster tail from the shoreline. I had 8 lb line and light Eagle Claw rod n reel for a reel good fight! Great fishing! Thanks DNR for a great spring break opportunity.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Dave Lyons, Recreational Angler
  2. Glen Burnie, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 3, 2013 | Permalink

Large Patapsco Rainbow Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Patapsco State Park

I caught this 22.5 in. 5 lb 20 oz. Rainbow Trout at Patapsco State Park.

Tags: Rainbow Trout

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